After the violence in Orlando that left 50 people dead, you’d think US politicians would be scrambling to legislate stricter gun control.
Not so. The Senate found itself at an uncomfortable impasse when proposals from both the Democrats and the Republicans were voted down by each other.
The measures included updating the background check system for gun purchases and to delay gun sales (or, in the case of the Democrats bar them altogether) to those on a government terror watch list.
In response to the results of the gridlock, presumptive Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:
The single word was followed by the names and ages of all the victims of the Orlando shooting.